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· April, 2007

Stories about Media & Journalism from April, 2007

Afghanistan: Fourth Estate in the Balance

Safrang reports that Afghanistan's parliament is debating a bill that would further erode the diminishing freedom that Afghanistan's media enjoys.

Russia: Pieces by Illarionov and Gevorkyan

La Russophobe posts two translations: pieces by Andrei Illarionov and Natalya Gevorkyan.

Russia: Media Freedom

There're 32 comments to Sean Guillory's post on a Russian radio station that seems to have become “exactly” like Fox News in the U.S.

Trinidad & Tobago: Political Satire

Nicholas Laughlin has a chuckle at some satirical political columns that ran in the Trinidad Guardian close to half a century ago and asks, “Could anybody working on the Trinidad...

African Journalists on Franco-African Relations

African journalists working in France are calling on the two remaining French presidential candidates, Nicolas Sarkozy and Segolene Royal, to begin a new chapter in Franco-African relations (Fr), according to...

China: Spiderman in Beijing Street?

Whether pirated copies of Spiderman III DVD are sold in Beijing Street or just empty boxes? Reuters and Sony have different versions of the story. So Chinese pirates have actually...

Japan: Abe apologizes to US media, not Asian people

On the apologies made by Abe in an interview last weekend with Newsweek, Amaki Naoto, a former Japanese diplomat who resigned protesting Japan's involvement in the U.S. attack on Iraq,...

Iran:Government puts economic pressure on Iranian journals

Tirouj says[Fa] government controls 80 percent of country's economic and it uses this advantage to push some journals to shutdown.The blogger says it is easy for Iranian government to cut...

Russia: Media Freedom

Robert Amsterdam writes about (lack of) media freedom in Russia.

Blogs and the Nigerian Elections: Will We Stop Talking About Our Cats And Shoes For One Day?

Nigeria has one of the most vibrant and dynamic blogospheres in Africa. It is no wonder that the Nigerian state and presidential elections were heavily blogged by Nigerians at home...

Second Life Brings Its Second Life to Brazil

The much heralded launching of the first Second Life national community happened this Monday, April 23, and Brazilians are getting ready to their outposts in a custom tropicalized virtual environment....

Guyana: Society Producing Murderers?

“In light of this (Virginia Tech) incident and other such brutal attacks, like the one at the Kaieteur News printery last year”, The Guyana Groove thinks that “the debate at...

Barbados: Media Responsibility

What crazy looks like is unhappy about the Barbados media's treatment of the issue of domestic violence following the murders of two women on the island: “Domestic violence is not...

Qatar: The 3rd AlJazeera International Documentary Film Festival

AlJazeera Talk are live blogging the the 3rd AlJazeera International Documentary Film Festival that is being held at the Doha Sheraton. The four-day film fesival (which is free and open...

Poland: A View on VT Tragedy

A Polish view on the Virginia Tech tragedy – at Warsaw Station: “Minutes after the tragedy on Monday, Polish news programs were running headlines like: “W Ameryce można kupić broń...

Colombian blogosthing reacts to the new concept of BlogTV

The Medellín blogosphere experienced a communal "what the ?" about 3 weeks ago, when we discovered that a new TV show about blogging would premiere. Blogger reaction was mixed to...

Ukraine: Yulia Tymoshenko's Article

Taras Kuzio discusses Yulia Tymoshenko's lengthy Foreign Affairs piece – and her allegedly good command of English: “In Tymoshenko’s case we can thank her growing knowledge of English on my...

Russia: More Reactions to Yeltsin's Death

What was the effect of Boris Yeltsin's policies on the people of Germany, Poland and the Baltic states, as well as on the "Russian Bride industry"? While yesterday's post reflected...

Angry Arab: Conspiring Against Al Jazeera

‘Call me conspiratorial (please do), but Aljazeera.net (Arabic) has this headline: “Olmert shows flexibility toward the Arab peace initiative.” Tomorrow on Aljazeera.net: news about Bush's promotion of freedoms in the...

South Africa: South African blogosphere exploiding into life

Rafiq posts a link to an article about South African bloggers in the Mail & Guardian, “An article in the business section of Mail & Guardian: SA Blogging Bonanza.”

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